What is peer support?
A peer support is a supportive relationship between people who have a lived experience in common. The experience of childhood sexual abuse differs across people but often times, the accompanying feelings, thoughts and behaviors are parallel. There is unity in the struggle and an understanding that is deeply personal. A peer support worker can identify with your struggle and provide support by drawing on their own lived experiences and the skills they have accumulated on their healing journey. Our objective with this form of support is to help you recognize, develop and build on your inherent capacity for resiliency and empowerment.